Large parts of our economy are characterised by insecurity. Our Insecure Work strand aims to deliver new evidence and ideas to help organisations, policymakers and workers.
The Work Foundation is a leading think tank for improving working lives in the UK. We believe everyone should have access to secure, rewarding and high-quality work and deliver rigorous applied research to tackle structural inequalities in the labour market and improve working lives across the UK.
UK job market in decline – new data shows 500,000 additional workers in insecure employment in 2023
New Work Foundation research reveals more than half a million workers moved into severely insecure employment in the UK last year, meaning they face low pay, unpredictable hours and are vulnerable to job losses due to a lack of rights and protections.
'There are many reasons disabled people can’t just work from home – threatening to cut their benefits won’t fix the wider problems'
Dr Calum Carson, Dr Paula Holland and the Work Foundation's Rebecca Florisson discuss the UK government’s latest economic plan that says disabled people may have to look for jobs they can do from home or face cuts to their benefits.